The Real News Network, June 22, 2008
Filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin on the troubling past of one of the world’s biggest agricultural companies.
Monsanto is a world leader in industrial agriculture, providing the seeds for 90 percent of the world’s genetically modified crops. Once a chemical company based in the US, Monsanto has transformed into an international life sciences company, aiming to solve world hunger and protect the environment. Filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin, however, exposes the company’s troubling past, in her recent film, The World According to Monsanto. In an interview with The Real News Network, she discusses Monsanto’s controversial practices from a producer of PCBs and Agent Orange to genetically modified seeds and related herbicides.
Marie-Monique Robin is an award winning French journalist and filmmaker who specializes in social and political issues. She is also the author of several books including Le monde selon Monsanto, De la dioxine aux OGM,which coincides with the launch of her documentary by the same name.